Playlist: The Sound and the Fury

JRRBLL was born & raised in Northern Vermont. After a somewhat troubled youth, he arrived in Ithaca, NY quite suddenly one Spring day many years ago.

In the Spring of 1985, while on an unrelated mission for a friend, an opportunity presented itself for on air DJ training at WVBR-FM Ithaca, the only non-profit commercial training station in the USA at the time. In September of 1985, a slot opened up between 2am – 6am Sunday mornings for a possible free form show, during which time "Rocking The Night Away" was started – four hours of free form progressive loud rock, as the term Heavy Metal was getting to be a little long in the tooth. Seven years later, with Rocking The Night Away now a five hour show, Mimi Griswold, PD at WQNY-Ithaca, hired him away from WVBR to start The Sound & The Fury on Friday overnights from Midnight until 6am. The extra time meant further expanding the ever growing library & playlists.

Shortly after JRRBLL started at WQNY, Mimi was hired away by Ed Levine to take over programming of his new solid rock station in Utica, NY. He soon followed her north to K-Rock where you hear the rest of the story every Saturday night at midnight... The Sound & the Fury celebrated it's 26th anniversary November of 2011.

Mission Statement

Now As Always, JRRBLL is at odds with Radio & the way music is presented on it, with it's tight formats & rigid playlists. The Sound & The Fury specializes in premiering the latest releases by current & established artists & groups in the loud rock field. Heavy emphasis on current (within the last 6 months) music, with short trips down memory lane to spice things up a little. Long sets are a mainstay, with as few interruptions as possible throughout the night. Regular features like instant requests(FOR REAL!), Notes From The Pen, Manly Advice from Mr. Manly, Readings from Fascination Alleyway, Artist Interviews & Surprise Guest Appearances, JRRBLL's Corner, where all the new stuff from the weeks mailbag gets spotlighted into one set, as well as a cool down with For Strahlers Only at 5:30am

The Sound & The Fury Playlist for May 17, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020 |


….The Best of the Sound & Fury, This Week From July 27, 2014…..




*Monster Magnet~Crop Circle

*Monster Magnet~End Of Time

*Cradle Of Filth~Nymphetamine(Overdose Mix)

*Metallica~Suicide & Redemption

*My Ruin~Made To Measure

*OTEP~Run For Cover

*Factory 81~Diary Of A Serial Killer

*Hatebreed~Before Dishonor(Live)

   *****1 AM*****                 

*Rammstein~Der Meister

*Cannibal Corpse~Five Nails Through The Neck

*Dimmu Borgir~The Serpentine Offering


*Kataklysm~A Soulless God

*Heaven Shall Burn~Architects Of The Apocalypse

**Novembers Doom~Bled White

**In Flames~Rusted Nail

**Black Label Society~Damn The Flood

*Black Sabbath~Over To You

*Black Sabbath~Dirty Women

**Venomous Maximus~Moonchild

   *****2 AM*****

*Krokus~Stayed Awake All Night(Live)

*Savatage~Strange Wings(Live)

*Savatage~Hall Of The Mountain King(Live)

*Murder 1~American Junkie(Live)

*Robin Trower~Day Of The Eagle(Live)

*Mr Manly~St Paddy’s Day pt1

*Demons & Wizards~Fiddler On The Green

*Bolt Thrower~Honour

*Monster Magnet~Perish In Fire


*Temple Of Thieves~End Of Misery


   *****3 AM*****

**Tristania~Night On Earth

**Fascination Alleyway~Doing Some Healing p194

**Judas Priest~Dragonaut

**Grave Digger~Grave Desecrator

**Vandenberg’s Moonkings~Lust & Lies

**Automan~Down To The Bone

**John Garcia~My Mind

**Sever The Drama~Keep It Short


**Stagger~Drink, Drank, Drunk

**Within The Ruins~Ataxia III

**Overkill~In The Name

**Mammoth Mammoth~(Up All Night) Demons To Fight

   *****4 AM*****

**Mastodon~The Motherload

*Thinning The Herd~Never Wanted

*GodBelow~Three Seasons

*Tool~No Quarter

*Brian Posehn~Dork For Thirty Years


*Opeth~Heir Apparent

**Voyager~A Beautiful Mistake

**Rychus Syn~South Of Sanity

   *****5 AM*****


**Crowbar~Walk w/Knowledge Wisely

*Hatebreed~All I Had I Gave

**Black Label Society~My Dying Time

**Vader~The End

*Times Of Grace~Where The Spirit Leads Me

**Devil You Know~A New Beginning

**Leave’s Eyes~Fading Earth

*Leahy~Call To Dance(Live)

*Andy Prieboy~Tomorrow Wendy

*Marillion~Sugar Mice

*King’s X~Summerland(Live)

*Ray Charles~A Song For You